Various trolls have been hitch-hiking on the attention being given to OLEDs for over a decade. It is an endless parade of trolls, some with multiple ids because they get ignored so quickly. Bunch of real sad sacks who don't know how to get attention for the right reasons.
I emailed them that I sold all my shares at .26 last week. Don't know if I am still on their list of plaintiffs. Personally I don't trust our justice which is subject to wild errors in judgment, and for me I don't see it's worth the penny difference to wait and find out.
PLG a bargain at 1.20. More of a bargain at .88! Duh. Overly discounted by any normal standard - investor opportunity bells are chiming.
Looks like an amended s1 to register the 3 million or so shares bought by private equity investors. And also insider shares do not trade until a bit later. Changes to initial registration may have been required for SEC approval. I notice it was audited and signed off on by accountants. So I assume we still have to wait for approval from SEC before we are trading publicly. That is the wild card.
Hey it's 'miss the boat' Danny Dot. My good friend, I just read the latest on QDots - QD Blue is not there yet and it's a mess to control them too. Forget mass production! That's 100 years away: "QDs have potential to be used in a new LED (light-emitting diode) variation. However, the manufacturing of blue emitting QDs is a difficult process. It requires smaller sizes than the rest of the color emitting dots and an amplified emission compared to the other colors, so that the human eye can detect the same signal. And blinking can make them invisible.
Also: Quantum dots can have surface defects which can affect the recombination of electrons and holes by acting as temporary "traps" . This results in blinking of the quantum dots and deteriorates the quantum yield of the dots (and can make them invisible). Quantum yield is the ratio of emitted to absorption . The blinking effect can be lessened by having a shell around the core . Quantum dots when placed into live cells exhibit aggregation which can interfere with cell function . Also a dilemma exists in trying to get quantum dots inside cells without killing the cells in the delivering process . Although quantum dots are in the nanometer range, biconjugation with different molecules will increase the size of the dots making delivery into cells more difficult .
The toxicity of quantum dots to cells is a major issue. The coating of quantum dots can be cytotoxic such as mercaptoacetic acid . A damaging effect on cells becomes visible at concentrations above ~6μM for mercaptoacetic acid and above 30μM for PEG-silica coated quantum dots . Also if the coating of the quantum dots are compromised, the metallic core itself or the dissolution of the core can be toxic . Cadmium and selenium ions which are used in the core of quantum dots are known to be cytotoxic . In addition, the erosion of the shell may cause undesirable reactions in vivo . Quantum dots may be toxic according to its composition which was seen in in vitro studies . CdTe quantum dots coated with mercaptoacetic acid was found to be toxic to rat pheochromacytoma cells . The mechanism of cell death is unknown but it is believed to be caused by the free Cd present from core degradation . In addition quantum dots cytotoxicity seems to be dose dependent with injection of 5 billion quantum dot micelle into Xenopus blastomeres resulting in cell abnormalities while cells injected with 2 billion micelles showed normal phenotypes . Quantum dot metabolism and degradation within the body is still largely unknown and several studies have shown that quantum dots accumulate in the kidney, spleen, and liver . Also it is unknown whether the quantum dots can be cleared from the body .
Also for solar I read this: Despite these advantages, some of the best laboratory efficiencies of quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSC) are around 4-5%, approximately half that of a DSC, actually more like only a 1/3 as efficient because Universal Display's sister company Nanoflex Power has recently achieved over 12% and climbing.
I hope they can advance this blue lifetime another 10 fold! How about 4 very thin layers! This is great news.
Also, I would estimate that by buying PLG you are paying about $10 for each ounce of Pt (eqivalent) precious metal they are sitting on. That is not a lot considering the company will probably generate $400 - $1000 cash for each of those ounces after cost. So in that sense it's a bargain.
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i think it is interesting they are just now publishing official white papers on the subject.
Just saying this is the topic that should be on top (Real exciting news), not just a common thread started by a generally pos debbie downer. I expect UDC is formulating a nice PR which will spell out the potential and benefits of this new architecture for us scientific subordinates of Zikzak who is kind enough to try and translate the white paper material into English and Math and terms some of us might understand as it relates to a product or usability.
And as soon as an obvious pattern emerges, it disappears.
Again this is an architecture adaptation/improvement designed for the blue PHOLED eliminating a weakness in the old architecture, not an improvement to the emitter molecule. But let's celebrate! The result is the same. This came from SR Forrest as well and he is architecture oriented, and ME Thompson is the Chemist advancing the molecules. It probably applies to all their blues. I wonder what happens if they split it over 3 layers? Maybe they lose some light and it starts at some point becoming less efficient? Why did they stop at two? If it jumps from 3 to 10 it sounds like they may have some room to move. But they probably don't want the architecture to get too complicated.
Also I am not sure splitting it into two layers is not legitimate because it is the same amount of Blue OLED, and the finding is that spreading/distributing out the blue concentration even further, elongates life. It is the same amount of Blue, made to live longer via this particular architecture.
"The new distribution alone extended the lifetime of the blue PHOLED by three times. Then, the team split their design into two layers, halving the concentration of light-emitting molecules in each layer. This configuration increased the lifetime tenfold.
I think this is big, and bought 1000 shares. This is meaningful long term and will translate to future revenue. If they PR this which I assume they will, OLED should jump. In the end I would defer to Zikzak.
Last time we were this oversold was back in Jan 2012 at 80 cents. By the end of the quarter PLG was trading $1.70. Weird .. I'm not saying history will repeat, but any good news pending that might make it repeat?
agree - and the last quarterly report estimates the loan facility will close by year end. Personally I don't want to see more dilution. We are approaching Bushveld production in a year and I think we have enough to carry us through especially with the loan facility.
finally above average volume - looks like we are forming a base here at about .90. At least I hope so. I think this was just someone unloading a lot of shares for whatever reason. I already loaded up as we drifted past .95 down to .91. Just have to be patient and ride it back up to 1.40 again (or higher).
Since 5 years ago PLG is down while relatively Pt is up over 50% and yet now PLG is well financed, and their Bushveld project is only a year away from production, and they have discovered a motherlode of platinum to boot. PLG ris is about 26. That's way oversold. There are so many things wrong with the market. I investor demand for precious metals as a hedge has dropped, but it is only a matter of time before inflation catches up. There are major questions about how we or China or Europe can pay their debt. Especially when we all increase it chronically instead of paying it down. As the population increases and our currencies eventually become inflated as the only way to pay this debt, even service it in the future will be to print money like there is no Tomorrow. This will catch up to us, so I think metals is still better than cash, most or all currencies, long term, especially Platinum and gold. I have been loading up in this range.
they were sold a raw deal. The company usually pays 50 to 500 million for the companies they takeover. They are probably kicking themselves now. Selling just before the company was to become a multi-dollar, not multi penny sized company. Now, after all these years they are frozen with the countdown at t minus1. They could all have become multi multi millionaires if they just waited a few more months to another year or two at most! OMG.